Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels has appointed Beth Slavet as the new director of the agency’s Whistleblower Protection Program. Ms. Slavet is an employment attorney who has specialized in representing unions, Foreign Service employees and other government workers, with a focus on whistleblower protection. Her appointment… Continue Reading
Now that we know President Barack Obama will remain in office for the next four years, he and and the federal agencies responsible for enforcing the nation’s workplace laws likely will continue to pursue a number of pro-employee initiatives. A sampling is provided here.
With the presidential election just a few days away, there is a lot of uncertainty on the future direction of OSHA. If President Obama wins a second term, employers should expect to see a more active OSHA from the regulatory perspective, as many rules that could impact the employers are poised to be published in… Continue Reading
As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, we wanted to highlight some key sources of information for hurricane preparedness and response: OSHA Guidance CDC Guidance FEMA Guidance Employers affected by the storm should review their emergency preparedness plans and these sources of information to ensure their employees are fully protected.
Click here to access the Summer 2011 edition of the Workplace Safety and Health Reporter. The Reporter highlights recent safety and health developments across the country. We hope you find the newsletter informative.
We thought you would be interested in the following article highlighting the Top Ten OSHA Developments Affecting Employers published this month on the Association of Corporate Counsel website.